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4 Things You Should Know About the CMS Staffing Study

As the country recovers from the pandemic, it is key that we do not forget about some of the critical shortcomings of the American nursing home system. In the midst of the COVID pandemic, family members, administrators, and others noticed some serious flaws in the system that had a huge impact on residents, staff, and …

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News Alert: New Legislation Proposed to Help Improve Nursing Homes

Just last month, in August of 2022,  new legislation was introduced in the United States House of Representatives that aims to improve nursing home conditions and quality of life for residents. Brought to the House by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), there are two key bills that are part of her plan to improve nursing homes …

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A Quick Look at Updated CMS Guidelines

Over the past year or so the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of regulation changes, including new guidelines for nursing home surveyors. Along those same lines, and in order to continue improving nursing home care, CMS has released more comprehensive changes to nursing home regulations. These guidelines come as …

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The Unfortunate Frequency of Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Among the various forms of nursing home abuse and neglect, malnutrition is one issue that can be out of the control of the nursing home staff. While a form of neglect, malnutrition has many contributing factors, and though it may not be the fault of the facility or staff, it certainly an issue that should …

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Signs of Respiratory Infections & Why You Should Pay Attention

When it comes to diseases and other health issues that directly affect older Americans in nursing homes, respiratory infections are some of the most common and deadly. Often, the presence of respiratory infection can be a sign of nursing home neglect, and if left unattended and untreated, can lead to death. That’s why it’s important …

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Elders & Opioids: The Risks and Data You Should Know

For years the news of opioid abuse has been sweeping across the country. Towns and cities have seen the tragic effects of the opioid crisis and many are calling for solutions. Risks and issues that come with surgical procedures are usually discussed, but often, the risks associated with the pain medication after surgery is not. …

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The High Risk of Abuse Among Military Veterans

Elderly Americans are already protected from abuse and neglect, but American veterans, as veterans, have an extra layer of protection under the law as a protected class. However, that does not exempt them from abuse. Unfortunately, veterans are actually more at risk of abuse. Many factors play into this high risk of abuse among military …

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